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infotainment

(INFOrmation enterTAINMENT) Services and devices that entertain but also deliver information. The Internet is the premier example. Other examples include smart TVs with Web access. Also included are automotive in-dash units that combine hands-free telephone, GPS navigation, audio/video playback and vehicle information. See infotainer, head unit, CarPlay and Android Auto.
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Soft news and political knowledge: Evidence of absence or absence of evidence?
Research question 3 explored if the coverage about the campaign for presidential clemency for OLR were hard or soft news stories.
Holland P (1998) The politics of the smile: soft news and the sexualisation of the popular press.
There is, however, an ongoing scholarly debate concerning audience preferences suggesting that the audience might not only be interested in soft news after all.
Sub Hypothesis-1: Hard news stories are more favourable towards the government stance on war on terror as compared to soft news stories.
Some scholars in the field of news translation have also noticed the significance of soft news and have done some preliminary research on the transediting of soft news items from the perspective of Skopos theory (Cao, 2009; Chen, 2011; Fang, 2002; Hu, 2004; Wang, 2005; Xu & Wang, 2001).
The overall coverage in hard and soft news stories was found promoting peace journalism.
Rising sensationalism and nonpolicy stories fuel negativity, while the increase in soft news leads to more positive news.
He also looks at the role of entertainment media and soft news in shaping the public's views.
Exposure to soft news influences the attitudes of consumers.
Young Yemeni Female journalists are breaking the stereotype of being only soft news writers and starting to write about economics.